A CTE consultant will observe class sessions at the request of the instructor. Faculty request CTE observations, for example, to examine a particular teaching technique, a new strategy, use of technology, time usage, overall student-teacher rapport, student engagement in learning, or a general picture of a class. The instructor determines the focus of the observation.
The consultant will meet with the instructor in advance to discuss the purpose of the observation, and following it to discuss what was observed.
CTE does not provide a written report of the observation. This observation and follow-up session are not part of the faculty peer review process used in promotion and tenure process.